Sunday, October 2, 2022

Evacuation orders hit East Bay residents near Canyon Fire

Some East Bay residents were ordered to temporarily evacuate Thursday due to a wildfire burning on the Pleasanton ridge, authorities said. Cal Fire is calling this blaze the Canyon Fire.

Cal Fire’s Santa Clara Unit announced at 4:30 pm that forward progress of the blaze had stopped. By 8:45 pm, the fire had scorched 71 acres and was 10% contained, Cal Fire officials said.

Residents living in the area of ​​Golden Eagle were ordered to temporarily evacuate because of a vegetation fire blazing on Foothill Road between Bernal Avenue and Castlewood Drive, Pleasanton Police Department officials said at 2:46 pm on Twitter.

Additional evacuations were temporarily ordered for residents in the Kilkare Road area of ​​Sunol and the Golden Eagle Estates in Pleasanton.

The evacuation orders were lifted on Thursday evening, and previously evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes.

“While re-entering the area please be aware of emergency vehicles on the sides of the roads,” Alameda County emergency officials said in an alert. “Please drive slow while re-entering the area.”

A Fremont firefighter was injured while responding to the Canyon Fire as “a result of being hit by a fallen tree after a water drop operation,” Fremont fire officials said shortly before 11 pm Thursday.

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